Once again Minecraft books and UV Spy Pens are my top sellers but getting very strong competition from the new iMarker set that looks exactly like an iPhone. All good bookfair organizers know that the fastest way to sell a book is to book talk or read it aloud. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds flew off the shelves and sold out on day 1 along with Bugs in My Hair by David Shannon.
Here are a few books that I have been reading aloud this week:
David Shannon introduces the subject of head lice in a humorous way that leaves us laughing and scratching our itchy heads while letting us know that we can get rid of the pesky critters without feeling embarrassed.
Short, simple rhyming board book featuring Llama Llama deciding what to be for Halloween.
I also read some preschool books with a Halloween theme called Hoot, Little Green Monsters, and Trick or Treat.
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
I love this story as a library read aloud because of the predictability factor and its funny. I paired it with Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candice Fleming. This is the adoreable type of book that has you pretending creepy carrots are following you around.
I received this in my restock shipment.
(The trick to a successful book fair is the Scholastic Restock team. I always phone in my orders and pick their brains for hot sellers, new releases, and books they like. I keep a long list on my desk of books I wish I could get and the Restock Team often makes my wishes come true!)
I am flying through it. I love reading about Four through a new perspective-his own.
I am doing so much book talking this week that the books begin to blur together. There are so many books that I would like to stop and read but the customer flow has been non-stop. I suppose I will have to wait until pack up day to read the rest.